Blog

Experiments with truth: 10/13/09

parliamentprotest

Around 30 Greenpeace activists scaled the roof of the famous Palace of Westminster in central London, unfurling several yellow banners reading: "Change the politics, save the climate". The action was intended as a greeting to MPs returning from summer break. After 28 hours the activists came down and were arrested.

  • Five people were arrested and charged with trespass after scaling and fastening themselves to a conveyor belt used to load coal in Illawarra, Australia on Sunday. The action was part of a Climate Camp in the area attended by over 400 people.
  • Thousands of Guineans stayed at home yesterday to protest the massacre of at least 150 people who were among thousands demonstrating against the country’s military rulers two weeks ago. The strike brought the capital city to a standstill with banks, shops, markets and offices remaining closed.

  • 30 Greenpeace activists entered Total’s oil refinery site, in Normandy, France on Friday to protest its involvement with the climate-changing tar sands in Alberta, Canada. They hung banners on a huge tank and two 75 meter-high chimney stacks that read “climate crime” and “Total invests in sustainable destruction.”